Above, Cornell "turned the Syracuse Carrier Dome red" during the Sweet 16 last March. Below, some news and notes for the early afternoon...
- Andrew Naeve ('10) lost a very tight election in the Iowa State Senate. Meanwhile, seven Cornellians prevailed in their elections to U.S. Congress according to the Cornell Daily Sun.
- In recruiting news, file this under the "better late than never" category. Penn received its first recruiting commitment of the 2010-2011 season by scoring hardworking and athletic Greg Louis (Dwyer HS) Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 6-7, F. Louis passed up an offer from Tulane to join the Quakers, joining Cornell commit, Dave LaMore (Dexter HS) Dexter, MI, 6-10, C, as the second Ivy commitment to pass on the Conference USA school this season, while Cornell freshman point guard, Dominick Scelfo, a New Orleans native, also passed on the Green Wave a year ago after he received a scholarship offer. Penn's Louis is yet another combo forward heading the Ivy route in a recruiting season filled with athletic star-studded combo forwards, including Cornell's 6'6" Shonn Miller, Harvard's 6'6" Wes Saunders, Jonah Travis and Steve Moundou Missi and Yale's Mike Sherrod.
- BloggingTheBracket.com projects Princeton as a No. 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament and notes, "The Tigers finished two games behind Cornell in last season's Ivy race and made it all the way to the CBI semifinals, where St. Louis ended their season. With Sydney Johnson getting his five leading scorers from a year ago back, look for Princeton to take the Big Red's place at the top of the Ancient Eight. Keep an eye on: Cornell, Harvard."
- RidiculousUpside.com writes, "After a disappointing end to last season when the [Temple] Owls were robbed of a better seed and lost to an equally underseeded and tremendously difficult Cornell team, Fran Dunphy will look to his big man Lavoy Allen to lead the team back to the Tourney in his senior year."